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Long students play with AASU Orchestra

POSTED: February 2, 2011 1:17 p.m.
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Eighth-graders Halayna Klassen, left, and Emily Carden stand with WMS/Long County High School band director Myron Grimes. The two clarinet players were chosen to play in the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra.

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Walker Middle School students Halayna Klassen and Emily Carden recently were chosen to play with the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra in Savannah. WMS band director Myron Grimes said the two eighth-graders were selected from a group of 120 students.
“We are so proud of these two young ladies for this accomplishment. They are examples of what can be accomplished when you set your mind to something,” Long County Board of Education member Linda DeLoach said. “All of our extracurricular activities are important because it is important to offer something for everyone. Whether it is playing a sport or being in the band or participating in a club, there is something out there for every student in our school system.”
The AAYO was founded in 2004 and is an educational outreach program designed to provide music students with opportunities to play with an orchestra and develop their skills.

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